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Posted by vaughn on June 23, 2010, 1:20 am

I am not sure exactly what "mish mash" you have in mind, but do not try to feed
a ferroresonant transformer with anything except a sine waive.  Many/most cheap
UPS output square waves when running on the battery.  I learned the hard way,
have blown 2 perfectly good UPSs that way.

A good sine wave inverter generator should run a CVT just fine, but why would
you want to?  The inverter output should already be voltage regulated.

BTW:  Ferroresonant transformers are power vampires.  Just put your hand on one
after it has been on a while and estimate how many watts it is dissipating as
waste heat.  I have one I have been known to use as a foot warmer!


Posted by Jim Wilkins on June 23, 2010, 2:13 am